The Parkinson's internship opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in physical or occupational therapy.
Job Description: This is an unpaid internship working alongside a physical therapist. The student will assist with an evidence based exercise program for community dwelling people with Parkinson’s disease. This program was developed at the Boston University Center for Neurorehabilitation.
Responsibilities will include; receiving exercise and safety training from the Physical Therapist, directly assisting participants through the exercise program, helping with set up and clean up of the studio room. Student will be expected to independently review provided information on Parkinson’s Disease.
Hours; Wednesdays and Fridays 12:45-2:45. October 17-December 7 (no class Nov 7and Thanksgiving week) 45+ hours total (12 classes total-24 hours of direct care, 2 hours of direct instruction with the physical therapist, 6 hours assisting with evaluations, case study requirement)
Location; Springfield Jewish Community Center-1160 Dickinson St. Springfield
Requirements; Interested students must have reliable transportation and must be interested in a career in physical therapy or occupational therapy. Some exercise
experience is preferred. There is a dress code.
Application: Interested students should forward a resume to; Debra Ellis, MSPT, NCS firstname.lastname@example.org